Full episode 642: The Impossible Dream Act Four It’s Our Prerogative Share a clip ByZoe Chace The government shuts down, and Flake tries to get the senate to ignore what the White House wants. Unsuccessfully. Yet he presses on. (10 minutes) Song:“Some Days” by Sturgill Simpson More in PoliticsView all 691: Gardens of Branching Paths Jan. 10, 2020 Act Two: Sorry/Not Sorry David Kestenbaum finds out about a speech that, in another world, President Clinton gave on August 17, 1998. 683: Beer Summit Sept. 20, 2019 Act Two: Lagerheads A Democratic club at a bar in South Bend, Indiana, melts down over President Trump, and producer Ben Calhoun is there to see who’s still left in the club at the end of the night. 680: The Weight Of Words July 26, 2019 Act Three: Where I Came From Producer Ben Calhoun recalls a weighty moment from childhood and thinks about how the words from that encounter have come up again. More by Zoe ChaceView all 678: The Wannabes July 5, 2019 Wannabes One Weigel and Zoe drop in on two candidates desperately trying to break out of the one percent. 678: The Wannabes July 5, 2019 Wannabes Five Producer Zoe Chace and Washington Post reporter Dave Weigel spin through some greatest hits of their weekend in Iowa once more, and Weigel reflects on what’s about to come next in the presidential race. 669: Scrambling to Get Off the Ice Mar. 1, 2019 Act One: New Sheriffs in Town Jerry Nadler and other democrats in the House Judiciary Committee were anticipating their first major public appearance – and show of power – since winning back the house in November.